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Date Printed: 4/27/2015
Chappellet Dry Chenin Blanc 2000
Chappellet Dry Chenin Blanc 2000
(search item no. 49364)

PRICE ON 4/27/2015: $12.99

Winemaker's Notes:

AROMAS: Pear and honey are on the forefront of the complex aromas.Sweet honeydew melon,green apple and pineapple layered with a hint of almond and a light floral note provide depth and character. FLAVORS: This stunning wine exhibits flavors of lemongrass and ginger with balanced acidity and a round mouth-feel.Melon and spice carry through to a finish reminiscent of vanilla and banana. Our Chenin Blanc features Chappellet 's estate-grown fruit blended with Chenin Blanc from three other Napa Valley vineyards.We preserve the fresh fruit qualities and crisp acidity of the varietal by exposing a small portion,about 25%, to barrel fermentation in one-and two- year-old French oak barrels.This adds a note of richness and fullness to the more vibrant and fruity stainless-steel fermented lots.
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About Chappellet Winery:

For more than four decades, the Chappellet family has been crafting world-class wines from fruit cultivated on the steep, rocky slopes of Napa Valley's renowned Pritchard Hill. As one of the first wineries to pioneer high-elevation hillside planting, and one of the few remaining great family-owned Napa Valley wineries, Chappellet Vineyard and Winery has influenced generations of vintners. Throughout its history, Chappellet has also established an enduring legacy as one of California's most acclaimed producers of Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Chappellets' romance with Pritchard Hill began when Donn and Molly Chappellet first glimpsed the mountain's spectacular vistas in the late 1960s. Inspired by the notion that Bacchus loves the hills, Donn and Molly followed the advice of legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff and settled on the rocky eastern slopes of the Napa Valley. There, on the mountain’s serene and picturesque hillsides, the Chappellets established their home and winery, raising their children and cultivating the vineyards.

Since being founded by Donn and Molly in 1967, Chappellet has earned acclaim championing the robust power and complexity of wines crafted from mountain grapes. At the same time, Chappellet has helped to establish Pritchard Hill as one of California’s most revered winegrowing sites. To honor the mountain's rich, expressive character, the winemaking team focuses on creating extraordinary, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignons that embody the intensity and finesse of fruit from Pritchard Hill.